The 6th Annual Lubies

The 6th Annual Lubies

The Academy Awards happen this Sunday, but let's be honest: the ceremony audiences are really excited for are the Lubies, CITY's annual Oscar-alternative honoring films, performances, and trends that have been unjustly overlooked by the Academy.


Film preview: 'Capernaum'

The Lebanese drama "Capernaum" is a sometimes heavy-handed, but nonetheless powerful tale of poverty and adversity, written and directed with unflinching naturalism by Nadine Labaki.

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Film review: 'The LEGO Movie 2'

The sequel maintains the first film's central core of sweetness, and though it doesn't feel as effortless this time around, it manages to juggle a number of potent ideas beneath its bright and candy-colored exterior.

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Film preview: Oscar-Nominated Shorts Program

Ahead of the Academy Awards on February 24, audiences have the opportunity to see all fifteen of this year's Oscar-nominated short films vying for gold in the Live-Action, Animated, and Documentary categories.

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Film review: 'Cold War'

Set against the ruins of post-WWII Poland, the story revolves around a couple separated by political, geographical, and psychological divides. It examines the toll of a life in exile and the hardships of living under a totalitarian regime.

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Film preview: Black History Month at the movies

Starting Thursday, February 7, and continuing throughout the month of February, George Eastman Museum and The Little Theatre will each be hosting film series in honor of Black History Month. Spotlighting the unique voices of black filmmakers from around the world, these series get to the heart of what the movies do best, says Eastman Museum Curator of Film Exhibitions Jared Case.

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Film preview: 'Who Will Write Our History'

On Sunday, January 27, the George Eastman Museum will host free screenings of Roberta Grossman's powerful documentary "Who Will Write Our History" to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Film preview: 'Stan & Ollie'

Occasionally by-the-numbers as a biopic about Laurel & Hardy, the films works significantly better as both an affectionate look back at a classic film era, and an honest look at the highs and the lows of a lasting creative alliance.

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